Sunday, April 14, 2024

Ebonyi: Anyim, Egwu, Umahi, Nwifuru unite at ex-gov Elechi’s birthday


After years at loggerheads, leaders of Ebonyi State together with Governor Francis Nwifuru, former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim, former governors Sam Egwu, David Umahi and Martin Elechi, appear to have settled their variations.

The leaders haven’t been attending public capabilities collectively till Tuesday, when all of them gathered to have a good time the 83rd birthday of former governor Elechi in Abakaliki.

Elechi’s birthday celebration was organised by the Ebonyi State Authorities.

The occasion, which happened on the Christian Ecumenical Centre, attracted personalities each far and close to.

The previous Secretary to Authorities of the Federation, Anyim, who chaired the occasion, described Elechi as a foremost, resilient and uncompromising founding father of the state who fought for the unity the state is having fun with.

“it’s true that Chief Elechi was the Governor of Ebonyi State however I inform you, that was only a calling to fill a vacuum which he accepted in his ordinary willingness to make the utmost sacrifice for Ebonyi folks,” Anyim mentioned.

Former governor of the state and ex-Minister of Schooling, Sam Egwu averred that Elechi displayed exemplary management as governor of the state and made monumental contributions to its improvement.

“Your dedication and tireless effort in spearheading the battle for the creation of the state has left an indelible mark on the historical past of our beloved state.

“Your resilience within the battle for the creation of Ebonyi State served as an inspiration to numerous people, myself included.

“On the finish of my tenure as the primary democratically elected governor of the state, I felt naturally completely satisfied to transmit the administration of the brand new state to you who spearheaded the battle of the state creation.

“As a governor, you demonstrated exemplary management and made important contributions to the event of our state,” Egwu mentioned, pouring encomiums on Elechi.

On his half, Elechi’s successor and Minister of Works, Umahi described him as an skilled administrator who taught him administration in governance.

In his speech, Governor Nwifuru mentioned the state had each motive to have a good time Elechi.

Nwifuru counseled the previous governor for his management model and his contribution to the event of the state.

He described Elechi as probably the most revered elders within the state, Igbo land and the nation typically.

“Chief Elechi little doubt stays one among our revered elder statesmen in Ebonyi State who continues to supply uncommon insights and counsel on how greatest to organise our state, with the advantages of hindsight, for efficient governance.

“I’ve benefited immensely from Chief Elechi’s data and views on a variety of points as they have an effect on our state. As an astute politician, he has been a part of each political epoch in our state.

“Past his sage contributions to our improvement and political evolution over the a long time, probably the most enduring facet of his enviable life is his forthrightness, integrity, reliability and spartan life.”

Elechi, in his remarks, lauded Nwifuru for organizing the occasion in his honour, describing it as the most effective present to him.

He acknowledged that the governor has opened a brand new chapter in governance and guaranteed of his continued help to his administration.

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